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Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations. Bwvv the columns of the ritornellilike sparkling stained glass windows, the solo instrument develops a complementary motive. Connect facebook twitter youtube instagram tumblr.

Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV

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It was a common 18th-century practice for composers to rework their own music and that of others, in those pre-copyright days to fill a new need. The opening movement of the Oboe d’amore Concerto begins with a vivacious orchestral ritornello whose? Search Search Gift Shop cart Cart.

The reconstruction by Wilfried Fischer for a solo wind instrument, obke most attractive affair, was accomplished by eliminating the keyboard decorations to reveal the simpler, original version.

Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV 1055

Back Young Artist Program. Back American Opera Initiative. The nwv finale, modeled perhaps on the 10055, returns the dancing motion and high spirits of the first movement.


Log In Log In. Among the best-known of such pieces in the Bach canon are the concertos for harpsichord, all of which seem to be arrangements of some of his earlier music, much identified, some conjectured. The orchestral accompaniment remained largely unchanged in all these concerted works.

Company Description History Past Productions. All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed. Gift Shop Shop Now. Above a chromatically descending, passacaglia-like bass, the soloist intones a mournful song full of rich emotion.

The regular phrases, disposed in eight-measure blocks, give this movement a dance-like quality. The following Larghetto offers a stark contrast in mood from the jolly opening movement. Visit The John F. Such music is a reminder that the Baroque era was essentially a romantic age in the deeply expressive nature of its art.

Though the original manuscript of the oboe d’amore concerto is lost, the score of the harpsichord concerto based on it clearly differentiates between the neat notation copied from the earlier version, and the ornaments and elaborations later written spontaneously to adapt the solo line to the keyboard. Rodda Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations.


Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major, BWV 1055R (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

Bach or one of his talented sons was soloist at the keyboard for many of those regular Friday concerts held at a local coffee house. Give Now Help us continue to provide the outstanding performances you’ve come to expect! 1055 of the model works were originally for solo violin, but the esteemed English musicologist Sir Donald Tovey showed that the Concerto in A major BWV was written originally for oboe d’amore, an ancestor of the modern English horn.